(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

describe one way in which orbits are similar and two ways in which they are different

2. Relevant equations

N/A

3. The attempt at a solution

the differences:

first, the orbital is a 3-dimensional volume of space where the probability of finding some electron is very probable

The orbit, on the other hand, is 2-dimensional (a circle) and comes from Bohr's model.

the similarity:

an orbit is a path an electron takes around an atom and the orbital is shape resulting in the combination of all probable orbits

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Orbits and orbitals

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**